Breaking: Franklin man charged with hitting Rutgers student

By Anastasia Groce

A Franklin man faces up to 10 years in jail if convicted on assault charges connected to a drunken-driving accident that injured a Rutgers student in October.

Michael Schenck, 30, was charged Monday with hitting a 20-year-old Rutgers student with his 2007 Audi at the intersection of Mine Street and Easton Avenue on Oct. 4 while driving under the influence, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office.

Schenck, of Franklin Township, was charged with aggravated assault, assault by auto and driving while intoxicated.

The Rutgers student, a Holmdel resident, was treated for severe injuries at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital that night and is now currently hospitalized at another facility, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office.

Schenck surrendered and was released after posting $50,000 bail.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Patrick Buckelew of the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200, or Detective Gregory Morris f the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4054.